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Visit Alabama’s Haunted history in Old Alabama Town and take a trip to the past

Have you ever visited Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, Alabama lately? From the purchase of the Ordeman House in 1967, the Landmarks Foundation and the City of Montgomery are to be congratulated for their rescue of  ‘at risk’ buildings. Over fifty 19th and early 20th century structures have been rescued, moved to the site and restored along six blocks in the downtown historic Montgomery.

old Alabama townOld Alabama Town (Wikipedia)

Not replicas of buildings

The structures are not replicas. They are the real thing. Visitors are able to view authentically restored and “furnished buildings reflecting the lives of the people who built Central Alabama.”

School in Old Alabama town tripadvisorSchool in old Alabama Town

Events throughout the year

Old Alabama Town has events throughout the year, including an evening tour on Friday, October 23, 2015 entitled a Haunted History of Old Alabama Town. The 45 minute tour takes place when the sun goes down. The tour leader takes you past houses and storefronts filled with stories and ghosts from Alabama’s past. Click here for details. Tours are limited to 20 people so purchase your tickets early.

Favorite Restaurant in Montgomery

While you are visiting Montgomery, check out one of my favorite restaurants, Martin’s Restaurant on Carter Hill Road. They have been in business since the 1930s and if you ever wondered what a true “Southern” country dinner tasted like, then you will find out at Martins. They’ve mastered the true ‘down-home’ Southern meal I remember growing up with. This family friendly restaurant is closed on Saturday, but open Sunday through Friday. Click here for more information.


Bestselling novel RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love Book 1) is the story of a first family  in colonial America who eventually migrated to Alabama – On sale for only 99 cents today!

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Tours start at 6pm. Purchase tickets in advance, as limited number are available. $10 in advance $15 at the gate if available.

  2. Why are you making it so hard to sign in. I’ve been trying for two hours to buy a book. All I get are them asking for my password over and over

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